Herbs and spices are an inexpensive way to add flavour to food at the same time as delivering specific functional benefits. Chilli is one of nature’s best-known antibacterial so it’s a great immune protector. Kimchi is a native side dish from Korea made from fermented vegetables with plenty of seasoning. The fermentation process that creates Kimchi ensures it contains plentiful amounts of beneficial bacteria - otherwise known as probiotics - that support the gut along with vitamins A and C.


1 small piece of pineapple, finely chopped

50g beansprouts

100g cooked king prawns

1 inch cucumber, peeled and finely chopped

50g spring onions, roughly chopped

Small bunch coriander leaves, roughly chopped

10g unsalted cashews, toasted if preferred, crushed

Pack of Nairn’s Cracked Black Pepper Gluten Free Oatcakes

For the dressing

½ clove of garlic, crushed

1 small red chilli (seeds in for extra heat or taken out if you prefer), finely chopped

½ lime squeezed

Dash of tamari sauce

Squeeze of honey


Mix all ingredients in a bowl and spoon onto your gluten free oatcakes.

For an extra kick, top with Kimchi which you can buy premade from most supermarkets